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How ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Brilliantly Bridges Gap Between Ewan McGregor and Alec Guinness’ Iconic ‘Star Wars’ Character

[This story contains spoilers for Obi-Wan Kenobi.]  Hello there. Come here, my little friend. Don’t be afraid. For years, Star Wars fans have wondered about the gap in which Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi becomes Alec Guinness’ Ben Kenobi. And thanks to the most recent Star Wars miniseries on Disney+, viewers have a far better understanding […]

How ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Deepens the Tragedy of Anakin Skywalker

[This story contains spoilers for the series finale of Obi-Wan Kenobi.]  The emotional stakes of Obi-Wan Kenobi were enormous — even if much of the outcome was already known. Throughout the Disney+ Star Wars miniseries, it isn’t the threat of life or death that set viewers’ hearts racing, but the journey to better understand the […]

‘Obi-Wan Kenobi:’ All the Questions Answered in “Part V” of the ‘Star Wars’ Series

[This story contains spoilers from Obi-Wan Kenobi “Part V.”]  There is a wish list among Star Wars fans of what they hoped to see in Obi-Wan Kenobi, and this week’s episode checked a big box with a lightsaber dash. Within seconds of the opening of “Part V,” the penultimate episode of the Disney+ series treated […]

The Latest ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Episode Comes With a Warning — for Good Reason

[This story contains spoilers from Obi-Wan Kenobi “Part V.”]  The penultimate episode for Obi-Wan Kenobi opens with a warning. The message reads, “There are certain scenes in this fictional series that some viewers may find upsetting.” The latest warning was put on the episode for the same reason a warning was added to the premiere […]

‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Star Hayden Christensen Explores His Latest Darth Vader Incarnation and Talks Anakin’s (Much-Memed) Sand Feelings

[Warning: This story contains spoilers for Obi-Wan Kenobi through “Part IV.”]   For Hayden Christensen, time was a great ally when crafting his Darth Vader performance for Obi-Wan Kenobi. In the Star Wars Disney+ miniseries, 10 years have passed since the last time Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi were face-to-face on Mustafar. In reality, 17 years […]

‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’: Why That Confrontation Was So Satisfying

[This story contains spoilers from episode three of Obi-Wan Kenobi.]  Star Wars fans knew it was coming, and in Wednesday’s new episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney+, it finally happened: Obi-Wan and Darth Vader fought once more. The build-up to the battle — a maniacal Vader (Hayden Christensen in the suit and James Earl Jones […]

‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’: Inside the Rip-Roaring Fan Screening at Star Wars Celebration

[Warning: This story contains spoilers for the first two episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi.]  The first day of Star Wars Celebration at the Anaheim Convention Center concluded Thursday evening with thunderous applause and excitement as fans gathered for the world premiere of the Disney+ series, Obi-Wan Kenobi. Announced earlier that day at the Lucasfilm Studio Showcase, […]

Disney+’s ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’: TV Review

Ewan McGregor returns as the Jedi master for the latest 'Star Wars' series, set a decade after 'Episode III: Revenge of the Sith,' with Hayden Christensen also reprising his role as Darth Vader.

Did ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ (Brilliantly) Nod to This Quentin Tarantino Classic?

[Warning: This story contains spoilers for episode one of Obi-Wan Kenobi.]  The opening scene in the premiere episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi perfectly sets the tone for the Disney+ series, directed by Deborah Chow — and Quentin Tarantino fans will spot the clear homage to one of his classic films. The six-part Star Wars miniseries on […]

‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Drops Intense New Trailer Featuring Darth Vader for Star Wars Day

An intense new trailer for Obi-Wan Kenobi was dropped Wednesday, just in time for Star Wars Day. The new look at the Disney+ series, dubbed the “official trailer,” is 90 seconds long — and there is a lot to unpack. It is clear from the preview that the six-part Star Wars series will tell the […]

‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Teaser Trailer: First Look at Disney+ ‘Star Wars’ Series

This is where the fun begins. Below is the first trailer for the Disney+ Star Wars limited series Obi-Wan Kenobi. The six-episode series stars Ewan McGregor reprising his role as the Jedi Master and Hayden Christensen returning as Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader. The story begins 10 years after the events in Revenge of the Sith, “where […]

Mary Elizabeth Winstead Joins Rosario Dawson in ‘Ahsoka’ (Exclusive)

Mary Elizabeth Winstead is punching her career into hyperspace. The actress has joined the budding cast of Ahsoka, the next Star Wars live-action series gearing up to go into production at Lucasfilm and Disney+. Rosario Dawson is starring as the fan-favorite character Ahsoka Tano, a Jedi Knight survivor popular on the animation side of Star Wars who […]